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About The STEM Magnet

  • The STEM Magnet Program at Stephen Foster offers a comprehensive hands-on curriculum that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a real-world context.  Students apply the engineering design process to STEM challenges that are integrated into the mathematics and science curriculum emphasizing problem solving, data analysis, and higher order thinking. 

    Highlights/Expectations of the Program

    • STEM Lab with full-time STEM teacher
    • Instructional technology including interactive white board, document cameras, desktop computers for student use, etc.
    • Laptops for student use
    • Above-level placement in core academics as needed to meet individual needs
    • Cooperative and project-based learning opportunities with academically motivated students
    • Transporation provided by the district
    • Fieldtrips tied to the curriculum which may include Physics Day at Busch Gardens, Sea World, St. Augustine Beach, the Jacksonville Zoo, and others
    • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

What is a STEM Challenge?

2021-2022 STEM Magnet Teachers


    STEM Lab Teacher
    Julia Gatson


    Third Grade
    Lisa Hopkins

    Lily Hutchison


    Fourth Grade
    Eve Carter

    Jamie Wenzell 


    Fifth Grade
    Summer Andes

    Avery Kiefer







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